Welcome to TEN Youths

"Youth coaching in and around Inverurie..."

Membership

Any youth (under 18) who is able to pedal a bike without stabilizers would benefit from these sessions, which are structured around British Cycling's Go Ride programme, aiming at allowing young people to enjoy the freedom of cycling and develop lifelong skills.  Consideration, though, should be given to whether the rider has the attention to concentrate on coach instructions and therefore we suggest they should at least be of primary age.

The sessions are held in term time for TEN members and are charged per block, with the first block free of charge.  All subsequent blocks cost £20 and TEN youth membership is £9 per year (plus £1 British Cycling fee).

Anyone interested in attending should read through our coaching handbook for full information and details of how to sign up.

Places will only be allocated following receipt of a completed consent form and parents should note that a waiting list may exist. Please address any questions to coach@tencycling.co.uk.

aboutus

TEN Youths are the youth section of Ecosse Northboats, Inverurie Cycling Club, offering coaching, by the clubs British Cycling qualified coaches as well as on and off road ride adventures.

Their aim is to provide a friendly and safe environment for young riders, to develop their love for cycling in a fun and exciting way.

 

The riders are given the opportunity to explore their own interests, regardless of ability or ambitions.
 

LOCATIONS

Our coaching sessions are held on Saturday mornings between 1000 and 1100 in traffic-free environments, based at Midmill Primary School in Kintore and occasionally at Bennachie.

Other venues may be used throughout the year including with mixed terrain.

YOUTH RIDES

While our coaching sessions are always in traffic-free environments, for riders who have suitable ability, and at the discretion of the head coach, they may be able to join us on a youth ride, either on or offroad, which allows the riders to put some of their skills into practice. These rides, however, are not coached sessions. 

Progression

Our coaching sessions are aimed at providing all riders the opportunity to develop their foundation skills of cycling and then progress to more advanced discipline activities including road, MTB, CX or variations of these.  

Riders should be able to join as a relative beginner and progress through our system, into the youth rides and eventually our adult social rides.

 

We aim to maximise the enjoyment of all our riders through inclusive sessions and while not compulsory, we will support riders and families who wish to go on to represent the club in local and/or national competitions.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Our main concern, as well as the riders enjoyment, is that our sessions are conducted in a safe environment.  All our coaches are first aid trained and each session is fully risk assessed.

However, it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that a riders bike is appropriate and in a safe working condition. In addition, a rider must have a correctly fitting helmet conforming to an appropriate standard and suitable clothing for the conditions.  Riders are also strongly recommended to wear cycling gloves.

A full Bike, Clothing and Helmet check will be undertaken at the beginning of every session and riders with bikes or clothing that are deemed unsafe by coaches will not be allowed to participate in any cycling activities.

Younger Riders

It is very important to us that all ages or experience of rider gets the opportunity to ride a bike and develop their skills. As a result, we hope to be able to offer a parent led area which a coach will oversee.  This would be suitable for kids on balance bikes or who may be looking to take the leap from stabilizers.

These would be outwith the Go Ride programme and on an ad-hoc basis but please contact us for more information.

Please note, replies will come directly from the club - please check junk/spam folders for these. Thanks.

 
Competition

Being part of a club offers great opportunities to take part in competitive cycling, if that is something your rider is interested in.

Every year we organise youth races at the Great Inverurie Bike Ride and more details of these can be found on our website here.

In addition to this we support many races throughout the area and encourage riders to enter ones which are of interest.  These have included the Ellon Youth Crit, Tour Series Support Races in Aberdeen, Triathlons, MTB series and others.

All these events are closed roads and offer the youths a wonderful chance to experience racing in a safe environment. Races will be notified to all members and sessions can be tailored to prepare them for the big day! 
 

Note Interest

Any parents/carers who would like to register a rider with us should first read through our coaching handbook, found below. If you are still interested, please contact us either by the contact form or clicking the button to send us an email to coach@tencycling.co.uk.

We will either provisionally reserve a space for your rider(s) or place them on the waiting list.  Once a space has been reserved, you will be requested to send us a completed consent form and following receipt, and a valid TEN membership, they will be a registered rider with us.

You can then register on our youth app which is used for all correspondence and managing sessions.

Contact

Note, all replies will come directly from the club therefore please check junk/spam folder for these. Thanks

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

coach@tencycling.co.uk

Or contact our sponsor at yard@northboats.co.uk

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